Revistas, Maromas, and Carpas - Springer, NM
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog
N 36° 26.964 W 104° 42.110
13S E 526719 N 4033836
Quick Description: A historical marker on the south side of NM 58, northwest of Springer, New Mexico.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 9/9/2020 5:11:50 PM
Waymark Code: WM133VF
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Geo Ferret
Views: 1

Long Description:
This New Mexico Historical Marker describes the traveling vaudeville-style shows called "revistas" that were once popular in this region. The marker text is


Revistas, Maromas, and Carpas

Trapeze and juggling acts, song, dance, and dramatic performances were part of traveling vaudeville-style shows called revistas that brought fun and entertainment to families throughout New Mexico in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Many were family based and included acrobatics, or maromas, performed under a small tent, or carpa - the name by which they were sometimes known. Originating in Mexico with roots in Aztec culture, they often presented humor reflecting cultural differences between Mexican-Americans and Anglo traditions. Most ended with the onset of WWII.

The reverse of this marker is another historical marker, honoring Florinda Naranjo Ortiz. You can read a little about the creation of this marker here.
Link to History,Plaque or Sign:: [Web Link]

Additional Point: N 36° 26.965 W 104° 42.130

History:: Not listed

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